What is wrong with this picture?

May 14, 2013 | 3:05 pm

What is wrong with this picture?

It is early May, and the veggies in this picture should be in the garden- not on my dining room table.  I know most of you in the Midwest will agree with me: enough already! I can empathize with the farmers who have yet to begin planting this year’s crop. Our home is out in the country and surrounded by corn and soybean fields. I have seen a few farmers in their tractors planting, but for the most part, planting has been halted because the soil continues to be too wet to plant, just like my garden. Depending upon the crop being planted, farmers will fertilize just prior to planting or at planting. I have seen the large floater trucks fertilizing the fields, so I know planting will begin as soon as the rain stops, and the sun shines and dries up the soil.

After taking this picture, we did get in the garden. Our garden plot was dry enough to work the soil and start planting the cold hardy vegetables that were sitting on the dining room table. With the assistance of my three daughters, we planted potatoes, onions, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and carrots. Working alongside my kids, I was able to talk about, “for whatever one sows, that will he also reap;” a great lesson in gardening and in life.

While the girls were planting lettuce, I captured this photo. There is so much I love about this picture: spring in our lungs, fresh soil beneath our feet, and my three girls embracing my hobby!

It is raining again today! On the bright side, we are no longer in a drought and my dining room table has been cleared off…for now.